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  • Mexico to ORD to Canada
    Mar 26, 2013
    3
    Am arriving at O'Hara about 6:20pm from Mexico then taking connecting flight to Canada. Have barely an hour between flights. Don't have terminal information yet but think will be arriving in T5 and have to get to T1. Do we have to go through customs btwn flights or will bags automatically be forwarded through?

     

    You will have to go through US immigration, re-check your bags, take the ATS to a different terminal, and then go back through security. I don't think that "barely an hour" is enough time to do all that. I would try to change your ticket (unless there's an earlier flight from Mexico, plan on spending the night in Chicago or maybe connecting somewhere else).

     

    Thanks but seems a bit odd since it was UA who did the booking for us. Any idea if UA will put us up in hotel if we miss the connection, after all they did the booking. No other earlier UA flights available from Mexico, and no later fights from ORD to destination. Doesn't look good.

     

    It depends on the reason for the missed connection if UA would pay for the hotel or not. You could get lucky and your first flight might be early or second flight might be delayed. Also, immigration shouldn't be too crowded after 6 as most of the other international flights arrive before then.

     

  • Connecting Flight Info
    Mar 25, 2013
    1
    How do you know what terminal you will be arriving at and departing from? Everyone on here is mentioning terminals and gates but all I have from my travel agent is my airline and flight number, as well as the times. Is there a way to find out that extra info? Many thanks.

     

    I suggest you open www.ifly.com/lga, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text. Airline flight numbers also indicate the Airline code (i.e. American = AA + flight number). On arrival, look at overhead screens to find your flight number & connecting gate.

     

  • cart assistance
    Mar 25, 2013
    2
    arriving on Apr 29 term 2 leaving in term1 .Have about 55 min .enough time Have walking diff.

     

    On arrival at ORD, look for the sign for the ATS shuttle train, which runs every few minutes between Terminal 5's ATS level the and domestic terminals 1, 2 & 3 - but will require going through security check at connecting terminal 1.

     

    momar's advice is 100% incorrect - you DO NOT have to take the ATS from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 or go through security again. You can walk between the two within the sterile area. However, you may want to request wheelchair service from your airline if you have difficulty walking because it can be kind of along walk.

     

  • airtrain vs. shuttle bus
    Mar 24, 2013
    1
    when taking the airtrain between terminals, you have to go through security again, correct? But if you take the shuttle bus does that mean you don't have to go through security again? Which is faster overall?

     

    That is correct. If you are connecting from A to C or vice-versa, it is probably faster to use the shuttle.

     

  • Enough Time?
    Mar 24, 2013
    1
    I have a flight this summer from Denver to Newark then from Newark to Madrid, both through United Airlines. I arrive at Newark at 6:30PM and my flight to Madrid leaves there at 8:20PM. That leaves me 1 hour and 50 minutes. I don't know which terminals I will be arriving at or leaving from. Will they be the same? Will I need to do anything with baggage or security again even though I will have already done it in Denver? I haven't flown often and don't know the airport at all. I am really scared to miss my flight! Any advice would be appreciated!

     

    Both flights will likely be in Terminal C so you won't have to do anything except go to the gate for your Madrid flight. You won't have to do anything with security or with your baggage

     

  • Layover
    Mar 25, 2013
    1
    Flying into AMS (Amsterdam) from BHX (Bimingham) then onto MSP (Minneapolis) with a 3hr 25m layover in Amsterdam. Am I allowed to leave the airport to meet a friend who lives just outside Amsterdam or do ! have to stay inside the airport?

     

    Your time between getting to your friend and back to your connecting gate is very short, maybe your friend could meet you in the Arrivals Hall of your terminal. Note that all passengers need to go through Passport Control - follow the signs for 'Baggage Hall' & 'Arrivals Hall'--if applicable; then go through passport control and poceed to the baggage belts in the baggage hall (ground level). Claim your bags & go through Customs for security check. If you have nothing to declare proceed to the arrivals hall through the green passageway. In the Arrivals Hall several catering establishments , as well as the main exit and the train station.

     

  • Terminal C to B
    Mar 25, 2013
    1
    Hi! My husband and I have 45 min between our flights with Delta and Air Canada! This means that we have to go from Terminal C to Terminal B in probably 35min because I was told the gates close 10min prior to your departure time! Is there any hope of us making the connection? Thanks for the help!

     

    At LGA, TB with Concourses A - D is divided by the P3 long-term Parking lot from TC. The shuttle bus runs every 10-15 mins (my guess is your next stops would be TD, TA, TB). Whether you choose to walk or take the shuttle, you will still have to go through security check at TB. So it all depends on how fast you get through security check. Also note that Terminal B has concourses A through D with corresponding gates.

     

  • Terminal Shuttle Bus
    Mar 24, 2013
    1
    Arriving in Terminal A, near which gate is the Shuttle Bus Stop to go from A to Terminal C?

     

    It's near A28

     

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    Mar 24, 2013
    0
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    Mar 24, 2013
    0
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  • international connection BOS to Taipei
    Mar 24, 2013
    2
    Returning from Taipei to DTW and going on to Boston, how much time do I need? My current schedule has me with 1.5 hours between flights. Is that enough to go thru passport control and clear customs? I assume I need to do that in DTW before going on to BOS. Is that correct?

     

    Yes, on arrival at DTW you need to go through customs clearance process which could now take longer due to the sequester. If you need to change terminals, or if you have 2 separate tickets for 2 airlines, your time would not suffice. I strongly suggest that you open www.ifly.com/dtw then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.

     

    Assuming both of your tickets are on Delta (and they probably are since Delta is the only airline that flies from Detroit to Boston), then you will not have to change terminals.

     

  • LAS - Going from Terminal 1 to Terminal
    Mar 24, 2013
    3
    Connecting from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 Mar 24, 2013 1 0 I plan to arrive Terminal 1 with United Airlines at 22.29 and would like to connect to an Air Canada flight in Terminal 3 at 23.30, giving me only 1 hour. Since I've never been to LAS airport, i'm concerned about finding the shuttle and getting there on time.

     

    You shouldn't have to take a shuttle. There is a tram that runs from concourse D where your United flight will arrive to Terminal 3 where your Air Canada flight will depart.

     

    One hour connection time at LAS, between T1 & T3, is very tight: A shuttle bus with the McCarran logo runs about every 12-15 minutes between both terminals; the bus stops at T1 on level 0: from baggage claim, take elevator /escalator down one level and exit terminal, then take the crosswalk towards the covered parking garage, where the bus stops; at T3, it stops on level 0 in the center of the curb. However, at T3 you need to go through security check before proceeding to your connecting gate (T3 has gates E1-15).

     

    sumar's information is incorrect - you will not have to take a shuttle bus or go through security again. Just take the train from the D-gates to Terminal 3 (E gates)

     

  • Detla - Terminal A Connection
    Mar 24, 2013
    1
    I have just been told that our flight arrival time for a Delta flight from ATL to BOS has changed, which now only allows us 33 minutes to change planes for our international flight also with Delta. Considering we have 2 small children, is this really enough time to change planes for an international flight to London? and will both the arrival gate and the departure gate be in the same part of TA, or is there a chance we will also have to use the underground walkway?

     

    You arrive & depart from Terminal A, which has departure gates A1-12 and an A Satellite with gates A13-22 - both are connected via underground walkway. If one of the first persons to exit the plane, you should be able to make it easily to your connection.

     

  • Connecting from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3
    Mar 24, 2013
    1
    I plan to arrive Terminal 1 with United Airlines at 22.29 and would like to connect to an Air Canada flight in Terminal 3 at 23.30, giving me only 1 hour. What happens if the UA flight is delayed?

     

    I can't seem to figure out what airport you will be making this connection at? Where is it? Also, if you miss your connection you will be re-booked. It depends on the cause of the delay whether you will get a free hotel or not. Also, since you're getting in so late it might not be worth it to get a hotel anyway.

     

  • Int. - Dom. connecton in T8
    Mar 23, 2013
    1
    I'm possibly flying from Helsinki to JFK, and then need to make it to my connecting flight to San Diego. Arrival: 15:50, Departure: 17:25, so a transit time of 95 minutes. From what I've researched, the AA flight to San Diego should depart from T8 too, so no need to change terminals. I have never arrived in JFK, so not sure how long the immigration time will be (non-US resident). I know the 95min connection will be tight, but will it be doable? I've heard something about a priority system for connecting flights at JFK, is this something that exists? Also, is there a minimum time before the connecting flight leaves for rechecking the bags?

     

    Since everything is in the same terminal that is a makeable connection, but yes, it is a bit tight. Unfortunately that's also the last flight of the day from JFK to SAN so if you miss your connection you'll be spending the night in New York. You should be fine with your time making it to intl recheck if your first flight is on time.

     





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